the face of unconditional LOVE (see it for yourself)

the face of unconditional love (come meet Him right now) When life’s storms are serving torrents and the raging seas are at war, I grasp for a massive strength outside myself to graciously and tenderly hold me above water and carry me to shore. Don’t you just want to rest sometimes and push PAUSE on this life so you can breathe…

need more love in us, so our children can see (a song + FREE love cards printable)

Earlier last week, I had a hard time relaxing enough to sleep. Restless. Mind searching and scanning all the info absorbed about the recent events in Dallas… you know.  I needed to paint and sing a little and this old song came to mind: “Just look out around us People fightin their wars They think they’ll be happy  When they’ve settled their scores Let’s…

it’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man… (father’s day)

It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man that can make him a father. (adapted from Johann Friedrich Schiller) A few truly wonderful men are sewn into the tapestry of my life…my husband, my father, my brother…and yesterday, I felt the awesome blessing of their special presence in my life. They are all still here, they’re healthy, and…

it IS the greatest (Love – Day 7 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu – Pulling everything together and completing the look, this IS the greatest. This fine scarf of LOVE always enhances and illuminates your wardrobe. Without this final piece, everything else appears separate, almost lonely. But when you put this on,…

save a thousand regrets (Patience – Day 5 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. – Romans 12:12 – Smooth like still water, yet easily wrinkled is the pure, vulnerable fabric of today’s clothing. It swiftly slips off the hanger and is hard to keep smooth and in line. Slowly and carefully take out the hanger with PATIENCE, the fifth of seven new outfits for…

tender and mighty (Gentleness – Day 4 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mohandas Gandhi – Incomparably comfortable like a worn blanket, the virtue of our fourth day is made of a durable, quality fabric to have impact, but owns the softest touch you’ve ever felt. Lift out GENTLENESS, the fourth of seven new outfits for your wardrobe….

back down to earth (Humility – Day 3 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Why do people so mix up the meaning of humility? Humility isn’t at all about denying one’s abilities and accomplishments. Humility is simply knowing the truth about yourself, and about where you come from, and about Who gets the ultimate credit. –  St. Therese of Lisieux – Within this 3rd day of trying on new clothes,…

sweet as honey (Kindness – Day 2 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Kind words are like honey– sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. – Proverbs 16:24 – Welcome to day two, where a simple, yet profound virtue awaits us. Reach into your wardrobe and lift off KINDNESS, the second of seven new outfits for your wardrobe. Let it’s ombre just flow off of you today…